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Twitter and the White House denied claims a hacker broke into Trump's account by guessing that his password was 'maga2020!'
  • An ethical hacker told Dutch media on Thursday he had broken into US President Donald Trump's Twitter account by guessing Trump's password to be "maga2020!".
  • The White House denied the claims, and Twitter said it had seen "no evidence" the account had been breached.
  • Motherboard reporter Joseph Cox also cast doubt on the hacker's account of the breach, pointing out discrepancies in a screenshot Gevers shared after he allegedly accessed the account.

Trump defends his Chinese bank account, and says he closed it before he was elected. 'I was a businessman doing business.'
  • President Donald Trump closed his Chinese bank account before he ran for president, he claimed during Thursday's election debate.
  • The New York Times reported Wednesday that Trump maintained a Chinese bank account and paid nearly $200,000 in local taxes between 2013 and 2015.
  • Trump said he opened the account because he was considering a deal in China. He was merely "a businessman doing business," he said.
  • "I was thinking about it, and I decided I'm not gonna do it, didn't like it, I decided not to do it, had an account open, and I closed it," he said.

More than 700 leading economists, including seven Nobel Prize winners, urge US voters to reject Donald Trump, a 'selfish and reckless' president
  • More than 700 economists from major US institutions have signed an open letter warning against the re-election of President Donald Trump.
  • In the letter, they wrote that Trump's "selfish and reckless behavior" has weakened the economy.
  • "He has a poorly-informed, zero-sum view of economics that engenders needless viciousness and cruelty," the economists wrote.
  • They describe Trump's actions at the White House as a "sustained assault" on democracy.
  • Among the economists are seven Nobel Prize winners, including Paul Milgrom, Oliver Hart, and George Akerlof.

Trump heads to a Florida retirement community that made news for a 'white power' video. Its residents are also giving the president's campaign a swampload of much-needed cash.
  • The Villages, a central Florida retirement community, landed in the headlines last weekend after President Trump retweeted a video where an elderly man shouted 'white power.'
  • Trump is traveling to The Villages for an October 23 campaign stop. It's a reliably conservative community where voting rates obliterate national averages and 'Make America Great Again' isn't just a slogan
  • Residents of the Villages are also donating $11 to Trump's reelection campaign for every $1 they donate to presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden, according to an Insider analysis of Federal Election Commission records.
  • Few communities of comparable size, in the retirement paradise of Florida or elsewhere, have ever contributed so much to a single presidential candidate.
  • 'There are more Trump flags than anywhere else I've seen — and I just drove an RV for 3,000 miles around the South,' said political consultant Peter Schorsch.
Tales of Viagra black markets, public drunkenness and a thriving sex swinging scene have earned the The Villages' tsk-tsks while dinging its Mayberryesque reputation.

And despite The Villages marketing itself as "Florida's Friendliest Hometown," one recent spat among local partisans ended with police intervention.

Only 1 major US newspaper has endorsed Trump for reelection
  • President Donald Trump has received only a single endorsement from a major newspaper for his reelection, as of Oct. 21.
  • That's far behind the three dozen leading newspapers that have endorsed Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.
  • Newspaper endorsements have historically helped undecided voters choose a candidate.
The major outlet in favor of Trump is the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

... Correction: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that the Arkansas Democrat Gazette endorsed Trump. Its editorial cited many reasons to support Trump and oppose Biden, but it did not endorse the president.

'No need for security checks or COVID tests': Borat star meets Donald Trump Jr. and visits White House in deleted scenes
  • In deleted scenes from the new movie, "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm," an actress playing Borat's daughter meets Donald Trump Jr. and visits the White House.
  • The clip posted to Borat's Twitter account features the star alongside a One America News journalist at the White House.
  • "No need for security checks or COVID tests, they boring," Borat, played by Sacha Baron Cohen, said in the footage.
  • President Donald Trump also makes an appearance in the deleted scene.
BORAT 2 Official Trailer (2020) Sacha Baron Cohen, Comedy Movie HD - YouTube

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